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those decisions,
Is this good for
the children?

Just imagine what our world would be like if that question was asked prior to making decisions about going to war, the environment, education or healthcare.


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3/21/2017:  The mp3 audio player has been changed so the shows no longer autoplay on opening the webpages of shows archived in 2017 and forward, as well as on the home page.

7/13/2015:  The 11 AM Monday show on Radio KBBF FM-89.1 now repeats at 11 PM.
9/1/2012:  Radio KBBF FM-89.1 for North San Francisco Bay Area begins broadcasting a regular weekly Women's Spaces Show on Mondays at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, with a unique live show from the KBBF studio on the 4th Monday of every month or more often. See our Radio page (its tab is on the menu bar above) for the upcoming Radio shows and links to live shows that have been broadcast. 
8/1/2012: Internet Radio KWTF www.kwtf.net (soon to be FM-88.1 for Sonoma County) has been internet streaming of the audio portion of  Women's Spaces shows  since August.  There is a new broadcast schedule to note:  Now on Saturdays at 8:00 PM PST.  The show is 1 hour, so we will present two regular 30-minute shows or one special 60-minute show.  See our Radio page (its tab is on the menu bar above) for the upcoming Radio shows. 
Elaine B. Holtz taped her 200th TV Show on  10/21/11. 
The TV show started in 2005.

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After a 3-week hiatus Women's Spaces returns. On Monday's show of 6/26/17 Elaine B. Holtz interviews three guests. Her first guest, Crystal Rangel, shares how she came to the beauty pagent industry and eventually director of the Miss Latina Wine Country.  Crystal talks about the importance of self-esteem and cultural pride in the cultivation of beauty.  The young Latina women participants in this year's Miss Latina Wine Country will be making an appearance at the upcoming Oaxaca in the Wine Country on July 9th at the recentlhy renovated Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square.
Her second guest Evelina Molina  has been supporting the Oaxaca in the Wine Country since she attended the first of its annual events six years ago.  She shares how the dances and and art of the native costumes and puppets spoke to her as a Chicana.  The 6th Annual Festival begins at 11 am on July 9th at the recently rennovated Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square.
Her third guest Nikki Pyle talks how she became active in community affairs and anti-racism with the Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County.

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Elaine B. Holtz, host of Women's Spaces, and Ken Norton, sound engineer, in the new studio at Radio KBBF

Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women's Spaces, and Ken Norton, Sound Engineer, in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmaster

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  No Show was produced on 6/12/17 or 6/19/17.


On Monday's show of 6/5/17 WSA170605 Elaine B. Holtz discusses with our first guest Dr. Gillian Squirrel how she started to interact with the homeless population in Sonoma County through their pets.  She noted how important the pets were to their owner and how innovative and responsible the owners are under adverse circumstances.  Gillian started Homeless With Pets to bring supporters and other professionals into the caring services for the pets, like veterinarian in the area who volunteer for free veterinarian care for such pets. Often the owners open up more to what they need and public resources are then sought for further help to the owner, such as medical and dental services, to enter into housing again with their pet. The lack of services noted can then be addressed with policy changes.Check out the link to Homeless With Pets to see how you can get involved.
Our Second Guest Evelina Molina talks about her work with community engagement with County law enforcement, beginning with her interest in the plight of non-documented immigrants.  She talks about the push to get a park named for Andy Lopez, the 13-year old boy who was killed by Sheriff Deputy Gelhoff within seconds of his encounter, mistaking a toy gun for a real gun, in spite of years as an Army weapons instructor n Afganistan and Iraq. We discuss the recent controversy over the inclusion of a large police officer image helping a child in the newly unveiled commissioned mural is discussed. Since Sheriff Freitas, a supporter of Donald Trump in his successful campaign for President, was one of the first Sheriffs in the nation to meet with the new US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and because of the handling of the Andy Lopez case, Evelina has joined the Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County to their campaign to gather signatures for a petition called Dump Trump's Sheriff - Recall Freitas Campaign, and table at the Wednesday Night Farmers' Market in Santa Rosa.

On Monday's show of 5/29/17 WSA170529 Elaine B. Holtz discusses the Police Brutality Coalirtion of Sonoma County and the Green Party of California and Sonoma County with three guests. Our first guest Susan Lamont talks about the Poilice Brutality Coalition in Sonoma County and their support of an  investigation independent of the Sheriff Department in the recent taser killing by Rohnert Park Police of Branch Wroth at the Budget Inn. Branch's parents, who  are seeking answers. recently settled a lawsuit over the police brutally tasering another son Esa Wroth 23 times while bookiung him on a DUI arrest in the Sonoma County Jail run by the Sheriff. Susan also is on the Green Party Council and will join our next guest on talking about the Green Party.
Our second guest June Brashares talks about the local emphasis of the Greens in Sonoma County. The Green Party of Sonoma County supports Yes on Mesaure C (Rent Control) ion the ballot for the City of Santa Rosa, and June talks about the spending disparity of 8 to 1 against the Measure by outside money forces. Will the many glossy Mailers urgin a No vote "by those that know" win over the volunteer efforts of knocking on neighbors' doors?
 Our third guest Laura Wells shares her insights on the future of the Greens in California and discusses with our other guests June Brasahares and Susan Lamont the local county Green efforts in Sonoma County.

On Monday's show of 5/22/17  WSA170522  Elaine B. Holtz interviews two guests. Our first guest is Cami Courtright who shares her journey to active involvement with drawing attention to the Standing Rock movement to protect the water and Native American Tribal rights. She brings us up to date with the move to encourage banks and other investments tools to divest from the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) venture that is causing the environmental damage and potentially much more to major water sources.
Our second guest Mariela (Mara) Ventura describes the mission of Jobs with Justice and how she rose to the leadership position in the local North Bay chapter. She updates us with recent achievements in the current Good Jobs and Zero Waste Campaign, including the signing of a Teamster Union Contract with the Ratto Group providing Recycle and Waste Services to Santa Rosa. 

On Monday's show of 5/15/17 WSA170515  Elaine B. Holtz interviews a returning guest Dr. Harriet Fraad as a special treat the day after Mother's Day.  Dr. Harriet Fraad highlights some of the original ideas of Julia Ward Howe on Mother Day, as well as those of other women activists at the time. Dr. Fraad then talks about the current situation of mothers in the USA and the mixed messages of the worth of the mother by policy makers who make it difficult for mother's to nurture their children with decreasing income and social resources.  The effect on men is also discussed.


No Show was produced on 5/8/17.


On Monday's show of 5/1/17 WSA170501 Elaine B. Holtz interviews guest Annie Dobbs-Kramer, who talks about Measure C submitted for the June Ballot by the City of Santa Rosa on Rent Stabilization. "No on Measure C" has been headlined by six large mailers to date, which indicates a lot of money behind stopping this Measure. Do renters often holding many jobs to make the rent and food each month have the time or money to support ads for Measure C?   NBOP states on their website About Us:  We are a power organization. works - in collaboration with working people, congregations, environmentalists, neighborhood organizations, young Latino professionals, youth who are eager to lead, but lack venues, progressive organizations, immigrant rights organizations and unions - we seek effective ways to address the divide. We know that no matter how hard poor people work without organizing for structural change the conditions that keep them poor will continue."
2. Announcements and Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz on the Science Marches and the Climate Marches the end of April. 
3.  Guest Susan Lamont Susan updates us on the petition she  co-authored to the Board of Supervisors of Sonoma County and to the city councils in the county titled: It Won't Happen Here - Sonoma County Resistance to the Trump Agenda. Susan talks about the forming Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) out of the killing of 13-year old Andy Lopez by Sheriff Deputy Gelhof in October 2013 after 3 years of community voluntary engagement to press for oversight of the Sheriff's Office.  Susan will discuss the firing of a local activist Attorney Alicia Ramon who was selected to serve as Chairperson of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) but  was “fired” by the IOLERO Director Jerry Threet last month.


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Andy Lopez 2000-2013 We have been discussing in the following listed shows for over 3 years the killing of  13-year old Andy Lopez in a southwest neighborhood of Santa Rosa by a Sheriff Deputy. Update:WSA170605  WSA170501  WSA170410  WSA170403  President Alicia Ramon dismissed by IOLERO   Listen to the show of WSA170123 as our guest Alicia Ramon shares how Sonoma County listened to the grieving and alarmed community and how she became Chair of the new program: Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO).  Note: WSA are radio shows and WS are TV shows.
 WSA131028  WS131101 WSA131104  WSA131125  WSA131216 
WSA131223  WSA131230   WSA140106  WS140110   WSA140210  WSA140421
WS140314  WS140509  WSA140630  WSA140714
WSA140721  WSA140728  WSA140811  WSA140908  WSA141110  WSA141201  WSA141208  WSA150921 WSA151005  WSA151019  WSA151123  WSA170123 WSA170403 WSA170410 WSA170501 WSA170605

Elaine B Holtz interviewing Julie Combs with Ken Norton at the soundboard in Radio KBBF's new studio

Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women's Spaces, intterviewing Julie Combs with Ken Norton at the soundboard in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmaster




Herstory!  The National Organization for Women marked its 50th Anniversary in 2016 and the Sonoma County Chapter of NOW celebrated the Golden Anniversary on October 22, 2016. The Video of the event by Evelina Molina is up on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qfvPckt_ySc and featured here for awhile:

More Herstory!  On April 20, 2016 the US Treasury announced that the picture of the first woman to grace the $20 bill will be that of Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who founded the Underground Railroad to free slaves.


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Journaling to Tranform Your Self-Esteem

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 Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror

Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror by Linda Sartor

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